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Welcome to the Grown-Up Business blog. It’s a mixture of business insights, useful information, challenging comment, every day observations as well as some techy bits; all designed to help you grow your business into whatever you want it to be.

I love writing these for you; they’re thought-provoking, interesting and informative. Please feel free to share them with others.

I’m constantly curious: thinking, reading, learning and implementing positive change with my business coaching and mentoring. I continually share my insights so check back for new content. Why not re-read some of my older posts: they’re still relevant for today.
August 2, 2020
Does Your Business Plan Make Sense?
Reading time: 3 minutes

Does your business plan make sense? Are your targets, plans, goals realistic or doomed to failure? Here are some tips

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July 22, 2020
Why Credit Could Be Killing Your Business
Reading time: 4 minutes

Do you give credit freely?
Nobody has an automatic right to credit; it must be earned. Credit is very precious and mustn’t be given away lightly. Why would you risk a double loss: the goods and the payment?

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July 7, 2020
Review, Then Plan
Reading time: 3 minutes

My website's had an overdue upgrade. I’m thrilled with the result. What do you think?
This is what I've learnt from reviewing every blog I've written. All 232 of them!

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June 30, 2020
How to Review Your Business Plan
Reading time: 3 minutes

Everyone has a business plan, right?
Whatever type or size of plan you have, it only works if it is continually reviewed and updated. Nothing stays the same. Is it time your business Reviewed the plan?

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June 22, 2020
PodCast: How to Hire The Best Business Coach….
Reading time: 35 minutes

This podcast will answer all the questions you have about hiring a business coach.

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June 19, 2020
Business Planning Needs Time
Reading time: 9 minutes

There are three types of important time, in addition to your productive time: thinking time, planning time, and clear-head time. Taking time out or making time for important things is, well, important.

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May 24, 2020
35 Years and Still Learning
Reading time: 2 minutes

Five years ago, I penned a blog called My 30-Year Apprenticeship. It was in response to questions from prospects who wanted to know a little bit more about me, my experience and expertise.

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May 6, 2020
Everything About Business Coaching
Reading time: 1 minute

Great business coaches are life changing. But don't jump into a relationship without looking first. I've written a guide for you. It's called 'Everything You Wanted to Know About Hiring A Business Coach Before You Hire a Business Coach'.

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April 22, 2020
This is My Coaching Manifesto
Reading time: 3 minutes

My brand (or corporate) manifesto gives me the opportunity to share one clear statement of intent with you. It covers my guiding principles and the goals for my work - its a little bit of me.

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